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Classroom 24 Hour Handling Hazardous Waste

24 Hour HAZWOPER for TSDFs

Only: $575.00

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About This Training

Hazardous Materials

Whether you work for a large or small generator of hazardous waste, a hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facility (TSDF), or transport hazardous waste, you are required to receive training. However, it is not always clear what the scope of this training should be or who requires you to receive training.

For example, if you work for a small-quantity generator of hazardous waste, your employer is not required to have an established training program under RCRA regulations, and is only required to ensure employees handling hazardous waste are familiar with proper handling and emergency procedures.

However, under OSHA and 29 CFR 1910.120, training in the physical and health hazards of chemicals in the work area and training in working with toxic chemicals is required as part of an established Safety and Health Program.

On the other hand, if you work for a large-quantity generator, training is required under both RCRA and OSHA. Furthermore, if you transport the hazardous waste you generate off your site (or treat or store it), you are required to meet the many Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations (49 CFR) that govern the transportation of hazardous materials, as is anyone in the business of transporting your hazardous waste for you.

Many employers, seeing that the training requirements under OSHA that address TSDFs are found in the HAZWOPER regulations, have sent their employees to take HAZWOPER training, which does not meet the complex interwoven training and information requirements for managing and handling hazardous waste under RCRA, OSHA, and the DOT.

Our classroom training is meant to address what employers and employees need to know about handling hazardous waste under the different regulatory agencies.

REHS Continuing Education Credits

Per the California Department of Public Health, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized to offer 24 Contact Hours (2.4 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.

While these CE units are intended for Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS) in California, they are often transferred to other accrediting bodies. Please check with your specific agency for more details and to learn if your agency accepts this course for CE credit (Public Health Accreditation #044).

IACET Continuing Education Credits Effective 11-1-2019

Authorized IACET Provider

Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 24 Contact Hours (2.4 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.

Safety Unlimited, Inc. (Provider #5660170-2) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Safety Unlimited, Inc. complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is accredited to issue the IACET CEU. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

Scheduled Classes

There are currently no classes scheduled. Please contact us to be notified when we schedule our next class!

What Topics Does This Training Cover?

Our 24 hour Handling Hazardous Waste Training classroom course will cover the following topics:

  • Handling hazardous waste under RCRA, OSHA, and the DOT;
  • Hazardous waste identification;
  • Hazardous waste listings, characteristics, mixtures, residues, and spills;
  • Cradle-to-Grave Waste Management;
  • Regulations for generators;
  • Materials Handling;
  • Regulations for treatment, storage, and disposal;
  • Physical and chemical properties of hazardous waste;
  • Toxicology, exposure to, and effects of, hazardous waste;
  • Personal Safety – Exposure limits;
  • Personal Safety – Engineering Controls, safe work practices, and personal protective equipment;
  • Containers, labeling, packaging, and segregation;
  • The hazardous waste manifest;
  • Regulations for transportation of hazardous waste;
  • Emergency planning and responses.